When it comes to provisioning a trip there are many things that go into my thought process: allergies, dietary preferences and requirements (vegan/ vegetarian/ pescatarian/ gluten free, how spicy people like their food etc…) healthy, plentiful, sustainable and environmentally friendly. When I design my menus for our charters all these things cross my mind and more recently I have been focusing on the sustainability aspect and making sure the food we eat is locally sourced and preferably low in waste packaging. This can be sometimes be quite a challenge in a country that like double bag at the supermarket!
The inspiration for this month’s musings came whilst listening to one of my favourite Meatloaf songs (I find it hard to say complete favourite as he has so many good ones; I am a big fan) and looking up at a black speck in the blue sky. That speck happened to be a frigate bird soaring high above me in the thermals. If you come and visit La Paz for a boat charter with us or to wander the city these are one of the birds you will definitely have the pleasure of seeing here at the coast.
If you are of a certain age, perhaps you remember going to the movie theatre to see the original Superman movie; when the opening credits started you got goosebumps at the thought of flying through space with the endless blackness only broken by the twinkling of stars around you and some flashes of light? (For those of you who haven't seen it or would like to reminisce watch this ) Now imagine that you are actually experiencing this. Woah.
What has venom like a snake, a beak like a parrot, ink like a pen, the weight of a man, the length of a car yet can fit through an opening the size of an orange?